Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Fun of Visualizing

I finished reading Mike Dooley’s book, Manifesting Change, on Sunday. I read it within three days. It was so delicious and fun and intelligent and soooo inspiring! I soaked up every word and enthusiastically did every exercise! I’ve been a huge fan of Abraham-Hicks for about four years, and I feel like this book was a perfect companion to what they teach. It made everything seem so fresh and doable!

Mike talks a lot about visualizing, which it turns out, I’m really good at. J I’ve always been a very visual person, growing up with an artist-brother, and I’ve always appreciated beauty in every sense. So visualizing comes naturally to me. Often when I’m talking to people, an image will pop up in my mind’s eye. It almost feels like a message sometimes…

At the end of the book, there is a gorgeous guided visualization, which had me in tears! I do a check in call with a friend three times a week. We share what’s going well and what we want to create. When we talked on Monday, I decided to play with some of the images I got from the visualization. I described myself, in the present tense, sitting on my beautiful terrace, enjoying the sunset, peeking back into my house and seeing some of the people I love so dearly…gathered at my home to celebrate my successes with me…I was feeling so much love and appreciation…it all felt so vivid and real!



After we got off the phone, I went to the Border’s cafĂ© in Freehold, which is on the second floor. As soon as I walked in, I noticed their huge windows, and I saw a gorgeous view of the open sky. I immediately thought of my visualization, and the images that I saw. I got my beverage and sat down, really savoring the beauty of the open sky and the sunset, and reveling in the seeming magic and quickness of this manifestation.

When I got home later that evening, I turned the TV on and House Hunters International was on. This husband and wife were looking for a summer home on the Italian Riviera. The home they chose had a double terrace with 360 degree views!

Nice!

I feel extremely encouraged by this experience. I love knowing that visualizing is so easy and fun, and that the results seem to be so quick and magical.

(image is from puertovallartadreamhomes.com)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Noticing the Miraculous!

I’m reading Mike Dooley’s book Manifesting Change. It’s so interesting and fun! I read 70 pages yesterday and another 20 today. In the book he talks about turning points in your life and looking back at how miraculous the unfolding was. I remembered a major turning point in my life:

Four and a half years ago, I had an experience that was a turning point in my life. While I was driving, I bumped into a tree (that’s my light way of telling the story J).

I’m not going to go into details, but I experienced some injuries, which naturally caused me to want to experience physical healing. I was on this intense search for ways to heal the pain I was experiencing. I tried so many things: conventional physical therapy, acupuncture, Rolfing (a very deep massage technique), and other things I can’t even remember right now!

Then, something miraculous happened: I received this catalog from One Spirit, which is a company that sells all kinds of spiritually based books. The book “The Divine Matrix” by Gregg Braden caught my attention, so I decided to look it up on amazon. While I was browsing on amazon, another book caught my attention: Matrix Energetics. It appeared in the section where they show you books they think you might like.

I got the book and I got the sense that “this is it!” As I read the testimonials, I was filled with a huge amount of hope that my body could heal. Matrix Energetics is a kind of energy work, but it’s so much more! After doing some more research, I made an appointment with a certified practitioner in my neighborhood, and I loved it! I had a second session, and then I absolutely knew I wanted to experience a seminar in person! And how amazing that there was one coming up in a few months that was only about an hour away.

The seminar was absolutely amazing, fun, mind-opening, and exhilarating. I realized that this was the start of my spiritual awakening. That part of my journey started about 2 and a half years ago, and I’ve grown so much since then! So many layers of pain have been transformed…and it continues J

More on this later!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

An Angel on the Ceiling!

A couple of weeks ago, I felt very drawn to look through some of my Doreen Virtue books, especially after remembering that lovely synchronicity from June.

In her book, Angel Therapy, there is an exercise where you choose an issue you’re dealing with. You picture it as a ball in your right hand, and you give it to the angels and ask them to fill it with love and return it to you.

A couple of days later, I looked up at the ceiling in the dining room, and there was a beautiful reflection of light that really looked like an angel! And it looked like the angel was holding a ball, just like in the visualization exercise! Thankfully, I took a picture of it:



To me, this is more evidence of the law of attraction. I was really focused on angels, and I even got one on the ceiling! J

We are powerful creators, and it’s time to create new habits of thinking and new ways of being. Release the old ways of complaining and pessimism, and start practicing imagining what’s possible and being optimistic. Believe me, it takes practice…but it’s so worth it.

Friday, November 19, 2010

The Wonderment Continues!



I saw a friend last night who is thinking about selling candles with a certain company, and I immediately thought of a former client from when I used to work at the spa because I remember her being involved with that same company. I haven’t heard from her in a few months. And tonight, she liked my facebook status!

A couple of days ago, I went onto my myspace page to update my old blog, and I thought of this wonderful life coach I used to talk to a few years ago. I remembered her uplifting, encouraging comments on my blog from back then. Then the next day, she posted three little hearts on my facebook page!

I just love these simple, yet completely delightful happenings. They are constant reminders that I am strengthening my connection with my higher power. I’m still trying to find words to describe this higher power…some call it the Higher Self, the Soul, your Inner Being, the universe, God—lots of different descriptions for the same thing. And it’s all wonderful J

I’m also realizing that my dreams and desires are coming true! I’m going to a Cirque de Soleil show tomorrow, which I’ve wanted to go to for years! I am so looking forward to this experience J

And this afternoon, I was so in the vortex! I was feeling so much joy and excitement about life. My mom and I were heading out the door to do some shopping. I grabbed my camera and asked her to take some new pictures of me because I wanted to update my facebook and twitter pictures. She did such a great job and it was so much fun. And I really like my new profile pic!

On our shopping trip, I found the perfect pair of boots. I absolutely knew that I would get them today. I don’t know how, but I just knew! They fit me really well and they were on sale.

Life is truly magical when I’m in this state of feeling good. I feel so connected, so loved, and so happy! Life is amazing...

Thursday, November 18, 2010

A Short Post Today...

I’ve been contemplating going to this workshop in Atlanta, GA and I wrote on my to-do list, “Do I want to attend the workshop in GA?” And I noticed it looked like I wrote the name “Inga.” I immediately thought of this girl named Inga who used to work at my parents’ restaurant. I wondered how she was doing and moved on with my day.

A couple of days later, my mom said she was at the mall and who did she see? Inga! How amazing is that! I haven’t seen this girl in at least three years…amazing!

Just more evidence of connection…Love it!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Inner Nudges and Marvelous Creations!

I feel so excited to share this marvelous experience that I created! On Tuesday November 9th, I felt inspired to go to the Freehold Mall. I usually only go there when I have a list of a few things I need to buy, because it’s a bit of a drive (about 50 minutes) but always totally worth it! I didn’t really have anything specific to buy, but I trusted my inner nudge.

There’s a beautiful Borders bookstore there, and I love going there and browsing around. So on Tuesday, I went in and strolled by the metaphysical section. I noticed that they had the new Abraham meditation CD and guidebook! I’ve been waiting for this for a while now. (I just checked my amazon wishlist, and I added it on September 6th!)

Now, the release date is scheduled for November 15th. So when I saw the CD/guidebook on the shelf, I stood there almost in disbelief. At first, I felt guilty for some reason, but then I realized: I am such a powerful creator! I really wanted this CD; in fact, I wanted an advanced copy…and I got it!

I usually participate on an Abraham discussion board. I shared my excitement on there and I caused quite a stir! People were running out to bookstores, making phone calls, only to be told that the item will be available on the 15th and no sooner!

To me, this feels like a sweet and delicious miracle. I listened to the general wellbeing meditation last night and it was so gorgeous! I felt so relaxed, so connected, so loved. I felt clarity. I woke up this morning feeling good. I had an amazing day with an amazing friend of mine and her two fabulous daughters! Everything just felt so aligned today. In fact, at this moment, I feel like amazing things are brewing within me, ready to be expressed. I feel like it’s just the beginning!

Higher Self Connection and increased synchronicities...

Lately I’ve been noticing many more synchronicities than ever. I keep wondering how this is happening; especially when it seems really random.

I just got my answer tonight from a teleconference call with Eva Gregory: the more you feel your connection with your higher self, the faster the manifestations happen. (That’s my paraphrased interpretation of it! I plan on listening to the recording again.)

And I’ve been seeing lots of number alignments show up.

Today I was driving to my friend’s house, and I wanted to remember to set some special intentions when the time was 11:11am (since today is 11/11J). I was happily driving along when I looked down and the time said 11:10! Just enough time to get excited for a moment and set my intentions!

Another number alignment: A couple of weeks ago, when the weather was unusually warm for this time of year, I remember driving home and I looked down at the screen in my car, and the time was 7:14pm and the temperature was 74 degrees. 7/14/74 is my brother’s birthday. This is especially significant to me because I haven’t seen him in a few years. To me, this is a sign of hope, that we’ll see each other again at the right time! I was amazed when I looked down and saw that sequence of numbers…

This feels like a very empowering time, and the message that I’m getting is this:
Focus on what you want to experience, because what you focus on, you create; especially for those of us who are on a spiritual path, because we are building a stronger and stronger connection to our higher self, and that’s where our power is J

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Surrounded by Angels

In June of this year, I felt inspired to clean out my car (a very rare occasion!). And in my car, I found the business card of a local woman who does psychic readings near where I used to work. I remember walking to my car and finding her card on my windshield one day. On the front was her information, and on the back was a beautiful painting of a woman with two guardian angels by her side.



I don’t know why but when I found this, I didn’t think anything of it and I threw it in the garbage. The funny thing is I usually keep everything! Later that same day, I felt inspired to clean out my closet a little bit. One of the things I found was Doreen Virtue’s flip calendar that I bought a few years ago. The date was June first, so of course I flipped it to that day, and guess what picture was on that day: yup, the same one that was on the woman’s business card!!

Chills!!

As soon as I saw the page, I went straight to the garbage pail and got the card out. Thankfully, it didn’t get dirty!

Just a few minutes ago, I Googled the words “guardian angel” to see if I could find the image for this post and you know how it tells you how many seconds it took to bring up the results? Well I noticed it said 0.44 seconds! If you’re familiar with Doreen Virtue’s books, she talks about how numbers have different meanings. The number 44 means you’re surrounded by angels. Nice!

 Pretty fitting for this post J

And, just to top it all off, I followed my inspiration to take a look at some of Doreen’s other books that I’ve had for a while. And on the cover of “Angel Therapy” is the very same painting…so delightful!

Amazing!

(The name of the painting is L’Innocence by William A. Bouguereau.)

Monday, November 1, 2010

Evidence that my desires are on their way!

Two things showed up for me today that are huge pieces of evidence that my desires are on their way and that the law of attraction is real. And what makes it "work" is deliberately being in good-feeling places more of the time--what Abraham calls being in the vortex. When you're in those good-feeling places, you're more connected to the source of your true power.

For years, I thought that the whole daylight savings thing was ridiculous! Every time I changed the clocks, I felt like I had to go through a week or two of adjustment. It was a huge annoyance to me. I thought about how it would be nice to just leave the clocks the way they are! 

I hopped onto facebook this morning and my friend posted an article about this very idea! I was so excited to see this.


Another exciting piece of news for me is about a wonderful store called Accessorize. It’s an accessory store with the most beautiful, unique, jewelry, handbags, scarves and other delightful things, and the prices are so reasonable!



I first came across this store years ago at the Freehold Mall. I was in love! Then I found out they were closing down. This retail chain is based in the UK and there are locations throughout Europe, including Greece. My parents usually go to Greece about once a year, and my mom always buys me a few pairs of gorgeous earrings from there. She says she usually spends at least an hour browsing!

I’ve had this desire for Accessorize to open a store near me. This is a desire I would describe as something fun that I don’t really have any attachment to. It’s just something that would be really nice.

So, just a few minutes ago, I heard the news from my mom that Accessorize is planning on opening about 100 locations in the US, primarily on the East Coast! All I can say is woop woop!!


Really, how delightful is life!!!

Now here’s the thing: I did not do any exercises to specifically make these things happen. These are desires I’ve had for years, but I basically forgot about them. The only thing I’ve been doing lately is spending more time in good-feeling places. I’ve also been meditating a lot more, which is such a great way to release resistance and to feel so connected to Source!

It looks like the secret to all of this is to happily move about your days, savoring the delicious moments, knowing that all is well, knowing that when you feel good, you are allowing in good.